A Pentatonix Christmas

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A Pentatonix Christmas
Pentatonix - A Pentatonix Christmas (Official Album Cover).png
Studio album by Pentatonix
Released October 21, 2016 (Standard edition)
October 20, 2017 (Deluxe edition)
Recorded 2016
Genre
Length 34:22
Label RCA
Producer
  • Alex Green
  • Andrew Kesler
  • Ben Bram
  • PTX
Pentatonix chronology
Pentatonix
(2015)
A Pentatonix Christmas
(2016)
PTX, Vol. IV - Classics
(2017)

A Pentatonix Christmas is the fifth studio album by American a cappella group Pentatonix. It is also their second full-length holiday album since That's Christmas to Me in 2014. Featuring two new original songs, "Good to Be Bad" and "The Christmas Sing-Along",[1] A Pentatonix Christmas debuted on the Billboard 200 at number three with 52,000 albums sold in its first week,[2] and later peaked at number one, selling 206,000 units in its best week.[3] A Pentatonix Christmas marks as their second number one album on the Billboard 200 after Pentatonix.[3] The album also debuted atop the Billboard Holiday Albums chart, their second number one on that chart after That's Christmas to Me.[2] The deluxe edition of the album dropped from number 6 to 200 on the Billboard 200 in 2018, the greatest drop for an album that still remained on the chart, in Billboard history.[4]

As of November 2017, 938,000 units of A Pentatonix Christmas have been sold in the US[5] and 1,400,000 units worldwide.[6] A deluxe edition was released on October 20, 2017, almost a year after the original's release. The deluxe edition additionally marks the first appearance of replacement bass Matt Sallee.[7]

Track listing[edit]

A Pentatonix Christmas – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."O Come, All Ye Faithful"TraditionalHoying, Grassi3:35
2."God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"TraditionalGrassi, Maldonado2:29
3."White Christmas" (featuring The Manhattan Transfer)Irving BerlinAvi Kaplan, Hoying, The Manhattan Transfer3:19
4."I'll Be Home for Christmas"Hoying, Grassi, Maldonado, Kaplan3:27
5."Up on the Housetop"Benjamin HanbyHoying, Maldonado, Grassi2:15
6."The Christmas Sing-Along"Hoying3:16
7."Coventry Carol"TraditionalAvi Kaplan3:02
8."Hallelujah"Leonard CohenHoying, Maldonado, Grassi, Kaplan4:29
9."Coldest Winter"Grassi, Maldonado2:28
10."Good to Be Bad"Maldonado2:07
11."Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"Hoying3:57
Total length:34:22

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[1]

Pentatonix[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • The Manhattan Transfer – choir/chorus
  • Kala Batch – choir/chorus
  • Ed Boyer – mixing
  • Ben Bram – arranger, engineer, production
  • Jacob Collier – contractor, arranger
  • Jessi Collins – choir/chorus
  • Tim Davis – contractor, engineer
  • Luke Edgemon – choir/chorus
  • Anthony Evans – choir/chorus
  • Alex Green – production
  • Missi Hale – choir/chorus
  • Bill Hare – mastering
  • Andrew Kesler – production
  • Keri Larson – choir/chorus
  • David Laucks – choir/chorus
  • Shang-Po Lin – engineering
  • Toby Lin – engineering assistance
  • Keith Noftary – A&R
  • Tiffany Palmer – choir/chorus
  • Brandon Winbush – choir/chorus
  • Mick Wordley – engineering

Deluxe edition[edit]

  • Matt Sallee - vocal bass, bass backing vocals
  • Reno Selmser - vocal bass, bass backing vocals (on "Let It Snow")[11]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[41] Gold 7,500*
Canada (Music Canada)[42] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[43] Platinum 938,000[5]
Summaries
Worldwide 1,400,000[44]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (October 30, 2016). "Seven Albums Debut in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart, Led by Lady Gaga, Michael Buble & Pentatonix". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
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